2018 Cabernet Franc, Oakville
This 100% Cabernet Franc is exclusive to the Ramey Wine Club. The lot was so compelling that we had to bottle it as a standalone Cabernet Franc. Longtime fans know that we made a pure Cab Franc from Oakville in 2012. The 2018 Cab Franc, a vintage very reminiscent of the ’12, marks our second-ever bottling of the varietal. Just up the hill from our Pedregal Vineyard, this site is similarly rocky, with iron-rich red soil filling in between decomposing basalt boulders.
Harvest Date: September 17
Brix: 25.2˚ average
After aging sur lies with bi-monthly bâtonnage for 20 months in new French barrels from Taransaud, the Cabernet Franc was fined with egg white and bottled without filtration in June 2020.